March, 2019

U.S. Environmental Markets Report


Highlights
  • March 2019 was the second highest volume month on record trading 171,807 lots. February 2016 is the highest at 228, 507 lots
  • Q1 of 2019 was the second highest quarter for North American ICE environmental markets trading 481,608 lots. Q1 of 2016 was 3,335 lots higher
  • CCA futures and options traded an all time monthly high in March with 112,431 lots -100,406 futures and 12,025 options
  • LCFS futures had a record volume month in March trading 1,725 lots
  • CCA V22 and the CCA trade at auction settlement clearing product launched on March 4, 2019
  • Maryland solar traded a record 9,586 lots in March. The previous record was January 2019, with 7,748 lots
  • March deliveries totaled 27,811 lots representing a new March delivery record. March 2018 was the previous record with 23,668 lots going to delivery
    Mar Feb 2019 YTD 2018 YTD
Monthly Volume (lots) CCA 114,156 49,565 223,563 111,093
  RGGI 8,015 11,587 31,704 23,540
  RECs 51,361 86,972 225,895 168,966
           
Month End Open Interest (lots)   Mar Feb Mar-18  
  CCA 198,509 174,685 102,258  
  RGGI 65,672 64,550 44,124  
  RECs 435,437 420,359 331,823  
           
Monthly Deliveries (lots)   Mar Feb 2019 YTD 2018 YTD
  CCA 24,444 3,738 41,072 37,656
  RGGI 1,567 3,750 10,867 10,307
  RECs 1,800 21,029 26,206 9,010
Carbon In Focus

RECs In Focus

Historical Volume & Open Interest

Key Dates & Events
  • Contract Expiry and Deliveries - Option Expiry April 15th , Last Trade Day April 25th and Delivery Day April 30th
  • Navigating American Carbon World Conference - Los Angeles, CA April 24-26th

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